F-35 Production Rate Slows; B Model Forges Ahead

Apr 04, 2012 No Comments

The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) continues to be a good news, bad news saga. Just when the program appears to be overcoming scheduling delays and technical glitches, the Obama administration says it will purchase 179 fewer aircraft than once planned during the years immediately ahead. The Pentagon will seek 13 fewer airframes in its fiscal year 2013 budget [...]

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Belle Geddes Midway Dioramas

Apr 03, 2012 2 Comments

Life magazine, with the help of the USN, commissioned the construction of an incredible series of gigantic dioramas that illustrated the various events and phases of the Battle of Midway. While preparing Barrett Tillman’s exhaustive article on that operation in this issue, our own Stan Piet stumbled upon what appears to be the entire file [...]

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Breitling fleet air-to-air photo

Mar 29, 2012 No Comments

 Katsuhiko Tokunaga captured this shot of the Breitling fleet above Lake Lucerne in the heart of Switzerland.  It includes seven L-39C Albatros planes composing the fabulous Breitling Jet Team (the world’s largest civilian aerobatics team flying on jets); the Breitling Super Constellation (one of the world’s last three flightworthy “Super Connies”); the pair of orange [...]

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Strange Tale of the Norden Bombsight

Mar 27, 2012 No Comments

In this 15-minute video, Malcom Gladwell shares the interesting history of the Norden bombsight and its effect on the outcome of WW II.  

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NASA Climate Day at the Museum of Flight

Mar 26, 2012 No Comments

Time: Thursday, April 5, 2012 – 5:00pm – 9:00pm Event Type: Special Event Location: Museum of Flight During the April 5 “Free First Thursday” from 5 to 9 p.m., the Museum will celebrate NASA Climate Day with activities and presentations exploring the science of climate change and what we can do about it. The event’s [...]

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A-6 Intruder & Prowler [Video]

Mar 23, 2012 No Comments

The Grumman A-6 Intruder and Prowler in action with the US Navy and Marine Corps Cockpit cam in A-6E Intruder Videos Courtesy Of: The Tailhook Association 

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Time-Lapse of Boeing air planes build [Video]

Mar 22, 2012 No Comments

Watch these two videos of Boeing air planes being built.  If you are into aviation then this may be some interest to you. The first video is a “Fly Dubai” plane and the other is a “Southwest Airlines” plane. Enjoy.

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F 35B 1st Landing on USS WASP

Mar 21, 2012 1 Comment

F-35B test aircraft completes its first landing aboard USS Wasp. Watch this great video. Video Courtesy Of: The Tailhook Association 

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